Knowledge is Protection
Visiting a nail salon should be a relaxing and pampering experience. As a nail salon customer, there are a few concerns and precautions that you should be aware of.
A concern has been growing in the public over staph and similar infections, and whether one source could be salon services. While this is extremely rare, an infection is possible under certain conditions.
Salon customers should be vigilant about the salons they visit before and during a service. With this in mind, Regal has researched some general information concerning salon safety for you.
Infections & Risk: What you should know.
We come in contact with a variety of bacteria and viruses every day, and rarely suffer ill effects. However, if we are not careful, these germs can infect us through our skin and cause problems, some of them severe.
The most important thing you can do is practice good daily hygiene, and follow these suggestions: Bathe or shower each day. Staph and other germs build up on the skin - soap and water get rid of them.
Wash your hands often and thoroughly for at least 15 seconds with soap and water. This is the single best defense against germs and infections as your hands generally carry the biggest concentration of germs on your body. Use a paper towel to dry and another to shut off the water and open the door to the restroom. If you're not near a basin and soap, carry and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer or sanitary wipes.